[Pen]dant Pals

SKILL LEVEL : Easy

Take being Pen Pals to a whole new level! In addition to writing letters to each other, share a new hobby by hand stamping and gifting or exchanging personalized pendant necklaces.

New to hand stamping?

SIY Project Kits are a great way to create hand-stamped projects of your own. Pick a Starter Kit & a SIY Project Kit and start stamping. It's that easy!

Step 1

Place blank on stamping block. Secure straight stamp guide on blank. Use guide marks to evenly space out letters and align stamp impressions.

TIP: Use stamp tape to secure the blank to the stamping block so it doesn’t move while stamping.

TIP: Write desired message directly onto the stamp guide and utilize the guideline marks for spacing.

Step 2

Place stamp on blank, above the corresponding mark on the stamp guide. Lightly drag stamp towards the guide until the stamp catches the edge of the guide. Strike the stamp once with medium force using Metal Stamping Hammer. Repeat to complete desired word. Remove stamp guide. Stamp the remaining blank to make a complementary stamped pair of necklaces.

TIP: If the stamp has an ImpressArt logo, make sure it is facing you so that the impression is stamped in the correct direction.

TIP: Slightly tilt the stamp towards you while dragging the stamp towards the guide. Make sure you hold the stamp flat and firmly in place before striking the stamp.

NOTE: For lowercase letters g, j, p, q, y: Place bottom of the stamp on the thin horizontal blue line that runs through the guide marks.

Step 3

Highlight impressions with Stamp Enamel. Wait 3-5 minutes and then dab the excess enamel into the impressions with a paper towel before lightly wiping it away from the surface of the blanks.

Step 4

Connect split ring to the stamped blank. Lift up the end of the split ring with your fingernail. Slide blank onto the split ring. Rotate the split ring until the blank is attached. Repeat with the remaining blank and split ring.

Step 5

Thread chain through each of the split ring to complete the complementary necklaces.